Sammie and Jeff were one of those couples that just fit together. Their personalities, their silliness, their canter with one another was real and genuine. Add to that personality, an awesome group of Boston Wedding Group Professionals and this wedding was one of a kind.
We start with the awesome team at EFD Creative Event Planning and Design who created a flawless, elegant design for the wedding which took place at one of the premiere hotels in the city, the Boston Harbor Hotel. This Boston wedding film, by JPod Films, really captures the personality of the couple and the “feel” of this city wedding. Within the film, you see the talents of Studio 9 during bridal preparations, and the gorgeous and delicious cake from Cakes to Remember. Enjoy this summer wedding from the heart of Boston.
EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design has been Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®
Boston, MA – January 13, 2017 – WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for Wedding Planning in New England!
The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The prestigious awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with EFD Creative. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
“The Couples’ Choice Awards’ ninth year features one of the most impressive groups of dedicated and acclaimed wedding professionals yet,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is our honor to work with high-caliber merchants, such as EFD Creative, who not only make a couple’s big day possible, but also contribute to the more than 2.5 million U.S. reviews represented on WeddingWire. We congratulate all of this year’s winners on their achievements.”
As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, EFD Creative is highlighted on WeddingWire, which is comprised of more than 200,000 wedding professionals in the U.S.
EFD Creative is thrilled to be one of the top of planning & design in New England on WeddingWire. “We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We truly value all of our clients and appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn a 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award.”
Starting the year off right! We had a great time creating the custom floral arrangements for our first wedding of 2017 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Boston. Such a festive time of the year and a wonderful way to start the New Year.
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We love working all over New England and the Berkshires is truly a special location for family and friends to gather for a unique wedding experience.
Below is an excerpt from the blog…
From EFD Creative – Event Planning & Design… One of our favorite locations is the Berkshires, which is why we were so thrilled to be part of Isabella and Marcus’s wedding in Lenox, Massachusetts. The celebration took place in the original home of American author Edith Wharton. The historic mansion, known as The Mount was personally designed by the renowned author. The romantic and sweeping grounds offer a picturesque view from the patio of the 1900’s style country home. The couple’s ceremony and cocktail reception were set within the property’s perfectly manicured gardens and their guests were treated to an exquisite dinner on the patio. Friends and family danced the night away inside the mansion. The excitement and love that was present on the couple’s wedding day was palpable. Their wedding was one of our most memorable events of the summer!
From the Bride… Marcus and I met and fell in love in Boston when he was at Harvard and I was at Wellesley. We both grew up out in the country so we knew we wanted our wedding set somewhere surrounded by nature. After hearing about The Mount, on a lark we drove out to the Berkshires to see it for ourselves. Winding through the majestic woods as the great estate came into view, we knew we had found magic! From the gorgeous house set above rolling hills to the stairs cascading down to the shaded, formal lime walk, we felt like we had entered another world. The historical significance of Edith Wharton (renowned designer and first woman awarded a Pulitzer Prize in fiction) went perfectly with the theme I had in mind: powerful and elegant.
Finding my dress at first seemed impossible – nothing was quite right. At a madhouse trunk show of a favorite designer, Sottero-Midgley, I was ready to give up in despair when one of the designers offered to help. Instead of telling her what I wanted the dress to look like, I did my best to describe how I wanted to feel in it – and that I didn’t want it to overwhelm or be overly feminine. She went away and came back a few minutes later with what turned out to be the perfect dress. A priority for the bridesmaid dresses was that we wanted the bridesmaids to love them. The silver-sequined Sorella Vita dresses were a huge hit that matched the elegance and glamour of the estate and were the perfect counterpoint to my crystal-covered gown.
The overall palette ended up being a lot like my wardrobe: charcoal gray, silver, white, and blue. The blue was added through beautiful woven tablecloth linens, candle tapers, cocktail hour flowers, and ribbons. The flowers and flower girl dress added a touch of peach and warmth. Food tasting was by far the best experience of all the planning, and Mezze was amazing. They put on a phenomenal spread for us and even agreed to do mini tomato soup and grilled cheese appetizers. My biggest regret on the wedding day was that Marcus and I were too busy to eat much of the food, but the guests raved about it!
I worked closely with my mom on design decisions, trusting her to help turn my vision into reality. We had the good fortune to work with great vendors every step of the way. We found photographer Ruth Eileen on Style Me Pretty! We love her luminous, humble style. She was a joy to work with and we treasure the photos she captured. Singer Veronika Jokel was another favorite with her gorgeous voice and genuine friendliness – everyone loved her! Edna Dratch-Parker of EFD Creative, Crocus Hale Flowers, Julie Seitel Lighting, and Linda Stripp with Mezze Catering were consummate professionals. Videographers Harris and Company – a husband and wife team – were fantastic. And our hero among the vendors was Kasie Blanchette of EFD Creative. We could not have survived the process without her and we credit her for making sure that everything was in place for the day to unfold smoothly.
One of my favorite moments was right after the ceremony when Marcus and I went up to the house to have a moment alone before heading to the cocktail hour. What I wanted most from this day was for it to be powerfully full of meaning, and it was when we were alone for the first time as a married couple that I was able to let go of all the “doing” and experience the “being.” All the details and planning had been done to create an experience, and we were able to take a deep breath and take in the meaning of the day. The feedback from guests was that in spite of the glamour of the location, the wedding had a simplicity and seamlessness that allowed people to totally enjoy themselves. And we did too – it was a great day to be married and one I will never forget.
We loved creating the custom floral arrangements for this Pretty in Pink wedding at Tupper Manor at the Wylie Inn and Conference Center. Aren’t the photos by Artifact Images just beautiful?!?
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Red roses were the focus of Jessica & Mark’s beautiful Fall wedding at the Harvard Club in Boston. And boy did they have quite a view!
Flowers spread joy wherever we go. Let Jeri Solomon Floral Design help you spread joy during your special event. We will spend the time, ask the questions, coordinate the details and create the perfect floral décor for your next party. Available for Weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Showers, Holidays, and any other reason to celebrate!